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Petitions call for school board members’ removals

School board critics in Brownsville and San Benito filed petitions Tuesday morning in state District Court in Brownsville calling for the removal of a...

Never Forget: Ceremonies pay tribute to lives lost on 9/11

In a solemn ceremony timed to the horrific events of 9/11, area law enforcement and first responders joined Porter Early College High School JROTC...

CHAIN REACTION: Port Isabel schools get behind Rachel’s Challenge

The Point Isabel school district on Wednesday launched Rachel’s Challenge, aiming to start a chain reaction of kindness in schools across the district and...

Dems call for emergency session on gun violence, Abbott balks

State Rep. Alex Dominguez joined all 53 members of the House Democratic Caucus on Wednesday to urge Gov. Gregg Abbott to call an emergency...

Upward Trajectory: Students try out skills at summer STEM camp

  Two-dozen elementary and middle school students this past week participated in a summer STEM camp in Brownsville offered by the UTRGV Center for Excellence...

Trip to Galveston ends tragically for Brownsville family

Both parents in one Brownsville family and the father and two children in another died in a head-on crash over the weekend on Highway...

Zoo returns owls to the wild after rehabilitation

Four barn owls and four great horned owls returned to the wild, thanks to the efforts of veterinary staff at the Gladys Porter Zoo. The...

Water polo anyone?

BROWNSVILLE — Perez Elementary School Principal Michael Moreno still swims laps regularly for physical fitness, but always with the sport of water polo securely...

‘Making Memories’: Los Fresnos High School graduation is Saturday

The Los Fresnos High School Class of 2019 assembled for a traditional panoramic group picture Wednesday morning, then fanned out on Graduate Day to...

Tough Decision

TOUGH DECISION BISD to propose closing schools   By GARY LONG Staff Writer   The Brownsville Independent School District has begun to confront a dilemma that has been lurking for...